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Consumer Price Inflation (Consumer Price Index/CPI) and Asset Price Inflation Compared in One Minute

The Great Recession was followed by money printing left investors surprised as it did not cause inflation. The consumer prices did not skyrocket as evident from the Consumer Price Index. The CPI is calculated from basket of goods and consumer services. It tracks the weighted average of these prices and the Bureau of Labour Statistics produces a monthly report. Some people argue that this methodology does not reflect reality. Does […]

CPI Report Explained

In this video, you will learn about the consumer price index report. When the price of commodities rises beyond a certain level, then you will experience what is called as inflation. When inflation rises beyond a certain level, then the economy of a country will move towards a condition called recession. Hence, central banks, and economic experts pay a close attention to inflation. The GDP report is released on a quarterly basis. […]

Focus on the Chinese CPI (Inflation) and PPI

These are better known as CPI and PPI and are scheduled for release on April 10th. China usually releases this data on a monthly basis in the middle of the following month. China is likely to cut interest rates or reserve requirements again if consumer inflation drifts below 1%, a member of the central bank's monetary policy committee said, as he ruled our more support for the Chinese property market. Policymakers are still needed […]

What Is the Consumer Price Index — CPI ?

The Consumer Price Index measures the change in cost of a representative basket of goods and services such as food, energy, housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, entertainment, and education. The CPI is used as an economic indicator, a deflator of other economic series, and a means of adjusting dollar values. While sometimes referred to as cost of living index, the CPI differs in important ways from a complete index, because it does not take into account changes in other […]

US Inflation Report — Consumer Price Index (CPI)

In this video, we will take a look at US inflation data due the third week of each month. In March, the data will be released on March 24th. The inflation report is known as the Consumer Price Index or CPI. There are two parts of the report. The Core Consumer Price Index measures the changes in the price of goods and services, excluding food and energy. The CPI measures price change from the perspective of the customer. It is […]

The Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index or the CPI is considered the benchmark inflation guide for the US economy. It uses a basket of goods approach, that aims to compare a consistent base of products from year to year, focusing on products that are bought and used by consumers daily. The price of milk, eggs, toothpaste, and other commodities are all captured in the CPI. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each items in the preset basket of goods and averaging […]